Hypothesis is a collaborative annotation tool that enables instructors and students to have conversations in the margins of digital texts.

Hypothesis supports sentence-level note-taking, critique, and conversation around class readings, news, blogs, research articles, and other digital texts. Instructors can create Hypothesis-enabled readings in Blackboard Learn to make learning more visible, active, and social with annotation.

Teaching with Hypothesis

Get started using Hypothesis 

Hypothesis Educator Resource Guide

AnnotatED – The community for social annotation in education

Hypothesis Blog

Hypothesis Guides and Resources

Step-by-step guides, videos, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Hypothesis Support

Technical and access issues

Contact CIT for assistance with adding Hypothesis to a Blackboard course. For other Hypothesis needs, contact Hypothesis .

UA Online instructors and students should contact UA Online Technical Support .

Teaching and learning

CIT can help you find creative and effective ways to integrate Hypothesis and other instructional technologies into your classroom or online course. Contact CIT to schedule a one-on-one consultation or an instruction session for your group.

Hypothesis Workshops and Webinars

CIT offers workshops, webinars, and individual and group training on Hypothesis and other UA instructional technologies.

On-Demand recording from Faculty Prep Days, August 2023

    1. Instructions: How to create an Hypothesis-enabled reading in Blackboard
    2. Annotation starter assignments (assignment instruction examples to use in or adapt for your course)
    3. Video to share with students: annotation basics (opens in YouTube)

CIT Workshops

Workshops and webinars from CIT and our vendor partners.

Hypothesis Events

Webinars and other events from Hypothesis.